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Rose O. (Kuzmits) Wallisch

July 12, 1920 ~ April 8, 2020 (age 99)


Rose O. Wallisch passed April 8, 2020 into the arms of her Lord and Savior, in the home of her daughter and caregiver, Marilyn Vellner.


Rose was born July 12, 1920 to Frank and Katherine (Jambrich) Kuzmits in South Bend, IN.


On October 5, 1946 in Our Lady of Hungary Church she married Leo T. Wallisch, who passed in 2008.  They were blessed with 3 daughters: Marilyn (Mike) Vellner, Shirley (Walter) Barkas, and Rosemarie Nelson.  6 grandchildren: Michael Vellner, Ann Marie Arterbury, Christopher Vellner, John Lanko, Paul Vellner and Erin Kalso. 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren, one sister Jean Golubski and many nieces and nephews.


Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Katherine Kuzmits, brothers Joe, Frank and Emanuel and sister Julie Johnson.  Rose loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


She loved cooking, baking, working in her garden, feeding the birds, going to aerobic classes, singing with the Michiana Polka Singers, having holiday dinners at her home.

Rose took excellent care of her children and her loving husband, who she was the caregiver to his las day.  She loved going to mass every Sunday and watching it on EWTN the last few years.  Rose was loved by her many friends and Holy Cross Church family for over 60 years.


 Zahoran Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.  Great thanks and appreciations to all the loving, amazing care and encouragement given by Grace Hospice in the last year.  Rose loved all the nurses and CNA’s that spent quality time with her, till the very last day.


A Mass celebrating Rose's life will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:30am in Holy Cross Catholic Church.


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Memorial Mass
July 12, 2020

10:30 AM
Holy Cross Church
1050 Wilber St
South Bend, IN 46628

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